In a compact sealed with the WWE’s traditional ceremonial chair shot, the professional-wrestling company has joined forces with KISS frontman Gene Simmons to form a new genre label. Complete with the headbanger-ready moniker Erebus—named after the Greek god of darkness—the label will produce and finance horror films. Its first project is Temple, based on a screenplay by newcomer Matt Savelloni; in the film, a group of military operatives is trapped inside a compound after its AI mysteriously malfunctions. There, the soldiers encounter some spooky stuff, like, we presume, muscular dudes in face paint, because this is a joint venture of Gene Simmons and the WWE.
Temple is the first in what will be a three-picture co-production deal for Erebus. WWE Studios has already produced several horror films, including The A.V. Club’s most anticipated film of 2014, Leprechaun: Origins, and the Soska Sisters’ See No Evil 2. Simmons, of course, was in KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park. A release date for the first film from the glam-rock Rob Zombie and the head trauma patient’s Shakespeare has not yet been set.